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MIP roundup: Imira, awol, Chorion

Spain's Imira Entertainment, Paris-based distributor awol and Chorion in London will all have new series on offer at MIPCOM next month.
September 8, 2009

Spain’s Imira Entertainment, Paris-based distributor awol and Chorion in London will all have new series on offer at MIPCOM next month.

Spanish prodco Imira Entertainment is bringing a new tween/teen series to European airwaves as it takes on the TV rights to Karkú, which it’ll be presenting at MIP Jr. next month.

The 76 x 26-minute live-action series is a co-pro with Chile-based My Friend Entertainment and Televisión Nacional de Chile. Karkú is already airing in LatAm on Nickelodeon Latin America, TVN in Chile, Ecuavisa, Señal Colombia, Televisa in Mexico and in Brazil, as well as in the US on Spanish-speaking channel Sopresa.

The series follows 13-year-old Emilia, sent to live in Santiago by her parents. Determined to plan an exciting holiday overseas, she and her new school friends become entrepreneurs to earn money for the trip, experiencing life and friendship together.

Also launching at MIPCOM is Doong Doong (60 x one-minute) from Paris-based awol. The series of shorts from Korean studio Sunnyside Imaginary Space targets kids four to 10 and revolves around the everyday life of a baby gorilla and his animal friends.

And with The Octonauts already pre-bought by CBeebies, TF1 and ABC Australia for 2010, Chorion will be bringing the HD CGI preschool series animated by Brown Bag Films to Cannes. Based on books from design team Meomi, the 50 x 11 minute series takes viewers along on the adventures of a team of aquatic heroes who keep sea troubles at bay.

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